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  • Blog Post: Check Out The New Pattern (XAML+CS) Library!

    Creating great looking and functioning applications is tough. It requires having a good eye for design, but it also requires some technical knowledge about how to make the design functional. As you can probably guess, it is our goal to help you use Expression Blend, Visual Studio, and our related tools...
  • Blog Post: Expression Studio 4 Launches

    Today at Internet Week in NYC, we announced the availability of Expression Studio 4 . You can download the trial of Expression Studio 4 Ultimate that includes Expression Blend 4 and SketchFlow by clicking below: Expression Studio 4 Ultimate Keep watching this blog for more news, updates, and in-depth...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Carousel with the PathListBoxUtils Sample

    While the PathListBox control provides an easy way to lay out items along a path, creating a carousel control that appears 3 dimensional and has smooth scrolling requires additional functionality that we did not have time to do in Expression Blend 4. I’ve created the PathListBoxUtils sample available...
  • Blog Post: How to add mockup controls to your Expression Blend library

    In Expression Blend 4, one of the new samples we added is called MockupDemonstration. If you haven’t had a chance to use it yet, you can open MockupDemonstration from the Welcome screen, which is available when you first start Expression Blend or when you click Help and then click Welcome Screen. In...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend Sessions at MIX10

    If you haven’t had a chance to check out the sessions from MIX10 that showcased Expression Blend 4, the links below should help you out: Authoring for Windows Phone, Silverlight 4 and WPF 4 with Expression Blend by Christian Schormann and Pete Blois   Dynamic Layout and Transitions for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Storyboards, Visual States and SketchFlow Animations

    What are these things – are they different ways of doing the same task? When would I use one in preference to another? Do they all work in all project types? This post will try to answer those questions by describing the animation and control customization tools that are available to you in Expression...
  • Blog Post: Blend 3 Samples Deconstructed

    In my previous post, I mentioned that most of the samples from previous versions of Expression Blend have been uploaded to our gallery. One thing that is common with all of the samples is that Celso Gomes had a hand in making them. Recently, Celso started deconstructing how many of the samples work at...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 3 – Secrets of Working With Data

    Evgeny is back with a great blog post describing some cool features related to the new Sample Data feature we introduced in Expression Blend 3. Visit his blog post to go read it: http://etvorun.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!6054141F335D00D3!130.entry Cheers! Kirupa :)
  • Blog Post: Deep Zoom Composer Updated – July 2009 / Release Candidate

    Last week, to coincide with the release of Expression Blend + SketchFlow RC and Silverlight 3, we updated Deep Zoom Composer as well. You can download it from the link below: Download Deep Zoom Composer As always, please uninstall all existing versions of Deep Zoom Composer before installing the new...
  • Blog Post: Overview of New Features in Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow: Part III

    Hi everyone, Continuing the overview of all the new features we introduced in Expression Blend 3, this post wraps up our trilogy by looking at more features that fall under Workflow, Code Editing, and Extensibility. Of course, if you missed the earlier posts, be sure to catch up on Part I and Part II...
  • Blog Post: Overview of New Features in Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow: Part 1

    As you all have probably seen by now, we released the release candidate of Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow to coincide with the release of Silverlight 3 today. The previous post was just a short one letting you know about the release and where to download everything from. In this post, let’s actually...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow RC Released

    Many of you have been waiting, but wait no more! The RC (Release Candidate) version of Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow is now available for you to download. Click on the below link to download it: Download Expression Blend 3 Preview This release builds upon the early preview we showcased at MIX a few...
  • Blog Post: Resurrecting a Beloved Deep Zoom Composer Feature

    In our latest release of Deep Zoom Composer, we removed a feature that all of you liked a lot. While I will detail this in the near future, I figure the following screenshots from a version of Deep Zoom Composer on my machine should give you an idea of what it is we brought back:      ...
  • Blog Post: Hatching Effect Shader for both Siverlight and WPF

    Hi everyone, As you all may know, both Silverlight 3 and WPF 3.5 SP1 introduced support for effects and shaders. One of the features that I work on in Expression Blend is to make sure that you can use these custom effects easily. Beyond just writing the functionality for making the effects work inside...
  • Blog Post: Deep Zoom Composer - June 2009 Preview!

    We know you’ve been waiting, and we know you just can’t wait any longer, so here it is: Download Deep Zoom Composer As always, please uninstall all existing versions of Deep Zoom Composer before installing the new version. A few months ago, we asked you what you all wanted to see in Deep Zoom Composer...
  • Blog Post: Instead of Telling What We are Working On…Here is a Screenshot Instead!

    It’s been a while since we released a preview of Expression Blend 3 at MIX . We’ve been working pretty hard on continuing our work on Blend 3, but we haven’t really shared what exactly we are working on. Instead of detailing what we are doing, I figure I will just post a screenshot of what my daily build...
  • Blog Post: Three Posts on Blend 3’s Photoshop Import Functionality

    Hi everyone, There are three really good posts on Janete Perez’s blog that covers the PhotoShop Import functionality found in the Blend 3 preview. Go check them out: Introduction to Importing Photoshop Files , Photoshop Import- Supported Features , and Photoshop Import - Merging Layers . Cheers! Kirupa...
  • Blog Post: Check out Rooler – A free Screen Measurement Utility!

    Fellow Blender, Pete Blois, has written a small application called Rooler that allows you to make measurements of everything visible on your screen. You can download it by clicking here . Rooler helps solve a common problem you have when designing UIs. That common problem is figuring out how large something...
  • Blog Post: Thinking Outside the XAP – Blend 3 and Support for Web Sites!

    One of the features that we added in Expression Blend 3 is the ability for you to create Silverlight projects that come associated with a Web site. In this brief post I will jump between describing why this is useful and how Blend provides access to it. Let’s start with the easy part. You can access...
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